Experiences of selected countries in the use of public-private partnership in hospital services provision

Ahmad Sadeghi, Omid Barati, Peivand Bastani, Davood Danesh Jafari, Masoud Etemadian

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Abstract

Objective: To review the experiences of selected countries in the use of public-private partnership in the provision of hospital services. Methods: This comparative study was conducted in 2015 in Iran. To collect data, valid databases as well as articles, theses, reports and related books in the field of private-sector partnership in hospital services were employed. Using purposive sampling, countries such as the United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, Turkey, Australia and Lesotho, which had successful experiences in the field of application of the public-private partnership in hospital services, were included. Likewise, the only experience in Iran in this field was also reviewed. Studies done between 1980 and 2015 were examined. The results obtained from each country were compared. Results: Implementing public-private partnership had great and valuable outcomes and achievements for governmental hospitals. Moreover, clinical and nonclinical service delivery, hospital utilisation and management along with building, repairing and supportive operations through public-private partnership contracts can be differently divided among the partners. Furthermore, duration of the projects ranged from 12 to 40 years in different countries, depending on the type of the model used. Conclusion: A successful experience in the use of the public-private partnership in the provision of hospital services was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1401-1406
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume66
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Comparative study
  • Hospital services
  • Public-private partnership (PPP)

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